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arthiasha
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Posted - 01/21/2013 :  04:06:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

I'm working in SQL SERVER 2008 and I need to copy my ER diagram generated into a word file so as to have a reference.
How to copy the ER diagram?

Thanks

bandi
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Posted - 01/21/2013 :  05:34:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1) Expand Database Diagrams tab under your specific Database
2) Right-click on the ER-diagram( i.e. Database Diagram)
3) Select Modify Option
4) Right-click on that Diagram and then Copy to Clipboard option
5) Paste it on the Word page


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arthiasha
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Posted - 01/21/2013 :  06:53:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes.. i did the same.. but i could not find 'copy to clipboard' option when i right click on the tables
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bandi
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Posted - 01/21/2013 :  06:59:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by arthiasha

Yes.. i did the same.. but i could not find 'copy to clipboard' option when i right click on the tables


After selection of Modify option, You will get query editor for that Database Diagram... right?
Now right-click on that editor --> Select Copy Diagram to Clipboard

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James K
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Posted - 01/21/2013 :  07:21:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If your right-click menu does not have that option, you can use the Edit menu on the top menu bar and select "Copy Diagram to Clipboard".
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ahmeds08
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Posted - 01/22/2013 :  05:58:16  Show Profile  Send ahmeds08 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
if you are using windows7 OS,use snipping tool to generate the clear screen shot.
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arthiasha
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Posted - 01/23/2013 :  02:10:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks all...
I got it right. I have to take a hard copy of these tables. When i save it to word it doesn't fit to the screen. The whole ER diagram is saved as a single image. I did copy with page breaks and even with proper alignment i could not get the tables as one. Either it breaks or comes with very small font.
I also tried giving print directly from sqlserver, but when i look for a preview in OneNote the whole image is very small and breaks.
Is there any option i could do alignment directly from sql server and take a printout of the actual size?
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